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, and as we learn more about the team’s new head coach, there seems to be more and more to like with each revelation.For example, not only has LaFleur helped preside over good rushing attacks, but he also has maximized his running backs’ receiving contributions. His wide zone scheme seems to fit perfectly with a mobile quarterback who can move the pocket (hello, Aaron Rodgers). He actually uses creative motions and route concepts to scheme receivers open rather than simply relying on them to beat their defenders one-on-one.In short, LaFleur appears to be the right fit schematically for the Packers’ personnel on offense and seems to run a scheme that will minimize the problems that plagued Green Bay in Mike McCarthy’s later years. Still, questions remain about the 39-year-old, who has just one year of play-calling experience.With Mike Pettine seemingly a good bet to stay on as defensive coordinator last year, what changes will LaFleur make on that side of the football? Were the Titans’ struggles on offense in 2018 a function of injuries and inconsistency by the players, or did his playcalling factor heavily into that? Perhaps most importantly Blake Martinez Jersey
, will LaFleur and Rodgers be able to get in sync quickly to make this team bounce back immediately in their first year together?As soon as pen is put to paper on the contract between the Packers and their new head coach, the work begins. Let’s start the ride.Aaron Rodgers, Mike Pettine among top priorities for new Packers coach Matt LaFleur | Packersnews.comAs suggested here, I would expect LaFleur’s first phone call after signing his contract to be to his quarterback with his second going to the Packers’ current defensive coordinator. His reported interest in retaining Pettine will surely rub some Packers fans the wrong way, however.Titans: Exploring Matt LaFleur's offense with Packers test at hand | Tennesseean.comSeeing phrases like "pre-snap movement," "crafty motions," and "find a hole in a defense" should make Packers fans drool after watching Mike McCarthy force his receivers to run iso routes play after play after play. In addition, the 2019 Packers will almost certainly be a zone-blocking team in the run game and will use plenty of real RPOs.Aaron Jones wants to bring more to the table for Packers | Packers.comThis is a timely article, which discusses Jones’ desire to become a more reliable pass-catcher. LaFleur’s two stops as OC had excellent receiving backs in Todd Gurley and Dion Lewis, and his previous jobs in Atlanta and Washington had good ones too (Devonta Freeman Jake Ryan Jersey
, Tevin Coleman, Roy Helu) so perhaps he can help elevate Jones’ abilities in that area as well.Retired OT Joe Thomas: Matt LaFleur fits perfectly with Aaron Rodgers | Packers WireThomas didn't work with LaFleur personally, but he worked with Kyle Shanahan in 2014 (when Mike Pettine was the Browns' head coach). From his second-hand information, it sure sounds like Rodgers' ability to move around inside and outside the pocket will fit great with what LaFleur likes to do.Kliff Kingsbury rumors: USC hired him, but NFL might poach as coach - SBNation.comNow that LaFleur is on board, it's probably a long shot to bring Kingsbury on as offensive coordinator, but the fact that he's even on the market (again) after signing on as USC's offensive coordinator is bizarre.Market explodes as balloons are full of hydrogen instead of helium | Metro NewsFolks - H is for hydrogen, He is for helium. Don't get those mixed up. Patrick Mahomes has dazzled NFL audiences with no-look passes, left-handed throws and stellar performances in just his first full season as a starter.The dynamic Mahomes has the Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) leading the AFC and he’s already earning top honors.Mahomes barely squeaked past Drew Brees as the NFL’s top quarterback in 2018 in voting released Friday by a panel of 10 football writers for The Associated Press. Mahomes received six first-place votes, three seconds and one third. Brees got the other four first-place votes.“When Mahomes got off to a ridiculously good start Davante Adams Jersey
, many wondered if he could keep up that pace. The answer has been a resounding yes, and the Chiefs gunslinger has shown no sign of slowing,” said New York-based Dennis Waszak Jr.Mahomes has 45 touchdown passes and a chance to become just the third player to reach 50. Peyton Manning set the single-season record with 55 TDs in 2013. Tom Brady had 50 in 2007.“The poster boy for wild creativity in the wide-open offensive environment that pervades the NFL, Mahomes has that star quality teams crave,” said New York-based Barry Wilner, who put Mahomes third behind Brees and Philip Rivers. “He also has the talent they desperately need to succeed.”Brees, at age 39, is having a sensational season. He already broke Manning’s record for career yards passing and surpassed Brett Favre’s mark for most completions. He’s on pace to break his own record for highest completion percentage in a season, and he has the New Orleans Saints (12-2) on the verge of securing the NFC’s No. 1 seed.“He’s taken his game to another level this year, posting some of the best marks of a brilliant career Corey Linsley Jersey
,” San Francisco-based Josh Dubow said.Rivers finished third in voting. The 38-year-old is having perhaps his finest season and has the Los Angeles Chargers (11-3) back in the playoffs with a chance to surpass the Chiefs for the top spot.“One of his generation’s most underappreciated players has finally begun to get the praise deserved for the Bolts’ 11-wins-and-counting surge,” said Minnesota-based Dave Campbell.Andrew Luck came in fourth after missing the entire 2017 season and returning to help the Indianapolis Colts get back into the playoff chase.“He’s back and so are the Colts. Wonder if Josh McDaniels has any regrets about reneging on that gig now,” said Denver-based Arnie Stapleton.Brady finished fifth in the poll after placing first in September.“Not the best season by his near-impossible standards, but the G.O.A.T. still has the Patriots a win away from yet another AFC East title,” said New York-based Simmi Buttar.Russell Wilson was sixth followed Aaron Rodgers, Jared Goff, Deshaun Watson and Ben Roethlisberger. Wilson has helped the Seattle Seahawks (8-6) move toward a playoff berth in what was supposed to be a rebuilding season.“Wilson has gone from a quarterback who rode a great defense to a Super Bowl title early in his career to one leading his team to a likely playoff berth this year,” Dubow said. “Few have the ability to extend plays like Wilson, who regularly turns what look like busted plays into big ones.”Rodgers only has thrown two interceptions, but he dropped in the rankings because the Green Bay Packers are 5-8-1 and cost coach Mike McCarthy his job. Rodgers hasn’t had a losing record since his first season as starter in 2008.“Having only two interceptions this season would be more impressive if the Packers were having more success Nick Perry Jersey
,” Tennessee-based Teresa Walker said. “Instead, there’s not been much difference since firing Mike McCarthy.”Only 13 quarterbacks received votes. Matt Ryan was named on six ballots, Baker Mayfield was on three and Carson Wentz, who finished third in NFL MVP voting last season, made one list.